BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Saturday, December 25, 2010

2011 Support Your Local Library Challenge

I live, I mean LIVE at my local library. If I'm not at work, and the library is open, I'm there. The librarians all know me by name, When I walk in, they immediatley check the hold shelf for me. :D It's only 20 minutes from home, has a wonderful supply of books, periodicals, databases, etc., has free internet access, friendly helpful librarians, etc. It's an awesome place and I would easily read 50%  fewer (maybe even more!)  books than I do if I couldn't use the library. I'm lucky and live in a state where the libraries are regionalized. Town and college libraries participate, and each network has hundreds of participating libraries. So, if the book I want isn't available locally, I can request it from another library in the network and there's no fee for the service. Plus, no matter what town I live in, my library card and privileges are good statewide, subject to each library's rules and regulations.

So, when I saw The Book Vixen's post about the challenge I knew I wanted to participate. It's actually being hosted by The Book Junkie. Invite your friends, tell your local library, share it on Twitter, facebook, and other social sites. Most of all, have fun. :)

  1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.  Click HERE to sign up.
  2. There are four levels to this challenge...Pick your passion: 
         ►The Mini – Check out and read 30 library books. 
         ►Fun Size – Check out and read 40 library books. 
         ►Jumbo Size – Check out and read 50 library books. 
         ►Mega Size – Check out and read 51+ library books.
  3. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Young Reader – basically any book counts just as long as it is checked out from the library. Books MUST be checked out like with a library card, books purchased at a library DO NOT count. 
  4. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.
  5. Crossovers from other reading challenges count. YAY!
  6. Challenge begins January 1st, 2011 and goes thru December 31st, 2011.
I am being ambitious and aiming for the Jumbo size, a minimum of 50 library books read in 2011. I know I've done it in years past, but I wasn't reviewing then. I enjoy reading for review but it does cut into my time to read for myself. I think I can do it. :)

1. The Grimrose Path by Rob Thurman


  1. Sounds like you have an awesome library!! I can't wait to see which books fill up your list :)

    Marry Christmas!

  2. Oh, I think I may be joining this one. I am a total library junkie. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  3. I LOVE my local library. There are wonderful people working there, and the network it belongs to is amazing. It's worth every penny in taxes.


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